ON SAFARI


The Land-rover caught El Ranchero’s eye one day while he was rummaging through the Wreckers here in town for another "Farm vehicle".  Apart from being a Land-rover man from way back, I do think that it tickled his fancy and quirkiness …. So after some wealing and dealing the owner of the wreckers and El Ranchero came to an agreement. 

Now how to get it back to the Property 80kms away? Any ideas? Unregistered you know …. Well why not just go out on the road and drive it home? ..... who is going to – NOTICE – you in an vehicle painted out in a –SAFARI - design? without a roof too? – No one if you’re lucky!
 ................So El Ranchero drove the Land-rover home arriving some hours later! El Ranchero was amazed at the variety and taste of many of the insect world that ended up plastered all over his face, I wonder why?  From that day, the Land-rover became an invaluable part of the running of the property, "al fresco" style..........
The Land-rover came from a tourist attraction on the "Coast" - “African Lion Safari”- and had decided on a “Tree Change” after many years of loyal service and came out to the wreckers in town as part of its retirement package! 
Well, El Ranchero changed all that and now the Land-rover just loves to go to work and go on Safari in the bush – it just plods along - Need posts dragged after chopping down a tree, yes the Land-rover will pitch in and drag the post to anywhere on the property, “where would you like it?”  Need to give that Bull with the bad manners, some lessons in etiquette? Sure the Land-rover is more than happy to oblige.....
 

 ......... where do you want to start the fence line?”



........  putting a new fence up? Sure let's get going .......

Or what about getting to the other side of that Gully? Where no beast or human for that matter has ever crossed before?  “Sure, let’s give it a go – got nothing to lose” or was that El Ranchero saying that?  

...... and there is feeding the cattle in winter? - that is the original Land-rover proto type, before the Safari Land-rover.


.... great for those hot days working out in the sun .... the Land-rover always has plenty of shade for all!.......
Then there are the other occasions – let’s see – Rock climbing? Clearing saplings in the paddock? Moving troughs? Chasing that wild cow through the scrub? 


.......Or what about just taking the “Missus” on an outing in the late afternoon! Hang on a minute! .... That's Lily-bum going on an outing! ......

...... keeping in practise ......

 ..... checking old posts to re-cycle?........

As you can see the Land-rover has become invaluable with our everyday operations here and will continue on for a long time to come, I’m sure! …..

Though at times we do get strange looks and people do, do a lot of finger pointing at us?  As we pass them by on our dirt road – you see we have a service road running through the middle of the property, though it is more of a sight for us to see another vehicle and …….. “Look there! there are people in that car!” …………